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Atlantis in the Amazon

Lost Technologies and the Secrets of the Crespi Treasure

An investigation into the ancient technologically advanced artifacts amassed by Father Carlo Crespi and how they offer proof of Atlantis in South America

• Includes photos and descriptions of the strange machines and beautiful artifacts that once comprised the “Crespi Treasure”

• Connects Crespi’s treasures to readings by Edgar Cayce and Annie Besant’s descriptions of Atlantean colonies in Ecuador

• Reveals the nuclear war between the Atlanteans and the Aryans and the radioactive evidence left behind in the Bahamas and Pakistan

In 1923 an Italian priest, Father Carlo Crespi, came to Ecuador as a missionary. Befriending the indigenous Shuar people, he learned of an ancient treasure they had sworn to protect hidden within a network of underground tunnels. As newly converted Christians, the Shuar wanted to share with their priest these amazing anachronistic artifacts--golden sarcophagi from Egypt, bronze plaques depicting famous scenes from antiquity bearing both Quechua and Phoenician writing, copper wheels and gears as hard as steel, strange machines, and many other inexplicable items. Crespi faithfully maintained the collection until just before his death when the Ecuadorian government purchased it from the church and many of these priceless treasures were lost forever.

Providing detailed descriptions and his own photos of the advanced technologies and beautiful art that comprised the “Crespi Treasure,” Richard Wingate reveals that the ancient civilization responsible for these advanced artifacts was Atlantis. Connecting Crespi’s treasures to Edgar Cayce’s descriptions of advanced technology in the distant past and the Atlantean colonies of Ecuador described by Annie Besant, Wingate explores other evidence of Atlantis in South America and the Bahamas, including geographically out-of-place underwater ruins and buried magnetic ore. Investigating ancient records, such as the Mahabharata, he shows how a prehistoric nuclear war between the Atlanteans and the Aryans ultimately resulted in the sinking of Atlantis, and he uncovers the radioactive archaeological evidence left behind. Explaining how our ancient ancestors regretted their nuclear actions and destroyed or buried their advanced technology, entering into a self-imposed Stone Age, he shows how our civilization is headed down the same path and that only through “green” choices can we avoid the same fate as Atlantis.

Richard Wingate (1933-2011) traveled the world investigating Atlantis and other ancient mysteries as well as giving lectures on his Atlantis theories and his movie, Atlantis in the Bahamas.

“This is a long-overdue book by an authority on the Carlo Crespi collection and what it means to our understanding of the first travelers to the Americas, long before Columbus. Not only is the case made for Atlantis in the Amazon, but Wingate also shows how this collection sounds a clear warning that humanity’s destructive ways are drawing us ever nearer to the same annihilation that wiped out this once thriving and advanced culture. Sadly, Wingate makes the case for the high probability that we are to go the way of Atlantis by continuing to use nuclear energy.”

– Robert R. Hieronimus, Ph.D., author of Founding Fathers, Secret Societies and host of 21stCenturyRad

“The controversial Crespi Collection is presented here by the man who personally examined its artifacts before they were confiscated by Ecuadoran authorities. Richard Wingate’s photographs and descriptions of beautifully made objects representing Assyrian or Babylonian figures document the arrival of Near Eastern culturebearers in South America nearly three thousand years ago.”

– Frank Joseph, author of Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America

“Richard Wingate’s book Atlantis in the Amazon is the definitive book on the mysterious Crespi treasure of Ecuador to which so much has been written.”

– David Hatcher Childress, author of Lost Cities & Ancient Mysteries of South America, Technology of t

Atlantis in the Amazon is an excellent study of a forgotten, buried past that may have been as fantastically advanced as it was ultimately tragic.”

– Nick Redfern, Fortean Times, July 2011

“Richard Wingate weaves a tale of massive invasion forces, destructive lasers, UFOs made from Ecuadorian balsa wood, and where the evidence of those futuristic creations still exists today.”

– Fate Magazine, October 2011

“Atlantis in the Amazon is in an excellent study of a forgotten buried past that may have been as fanatically advanced as it was ultimately tragic.”

– UFO Magazine, November 2011